Full-time Street Maintenance Worker II – Horticulturist Position – Village of Westmont

Full-time Street Maintenance Worker II – Horticulturist Position – Village of Westmont

The Village of Westmont is seeking a full-time Street Maintenance Worker II – Horticulturist to join the Public Works Department, Streets Division. The Streets Division is one of four divisions in the Public Works Department and is responsible for a variety of community programs and services as well as providing maintenance for public rights-of-way, including most public roadways, sidewalks, parkways, alleys and municipal-owned lots. The Street Division also oversees the Village’s snow-removal operation.

Responsibilities include: managing the Village’s horticulture program, performing landscape plan reviews, design and implementation of future landscape plantings, performing a variety of Village property grounds maintenance and other general Public Works duties.

NOTE:  Due to the nature of the work performed by the Public Works Department, this position requires the ability to be on call (or “standby”) and work non-traditional hours, including overnights when necessary.

This position requires a High School Diploma (or equivalent) or knowledge, skill and development equal to that gained through four years of high school as well as one to three years of progressive experience in horticulture.  College level work in Horticultural Science is strongly preferred. Must possess a valid Illinois CDL Class “B” Vehicle Operator’s License, an Illinois Pesticide Applicator License and ISA Certified Arborist standing (or ability to obtain such certification). Successful candidates will also have the ability to diagnose insect and disease-related issues with parkway trees, have knowledge of proper planting procedures, care and maintenance of street trees and other regional plantings and knowledge of the operation and care of tools and equipment used in buildings and grounds maintenance and repair.

This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with a starting wage range of $27.23/hr – $30.76/hr (DOQ).

For consideration, please complete our online employment application, which is also available at Street Maintenance Worker II – Horticulturist Position  Please attach your cover letter and resume to your online application.

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